Our Round-the-World Motorcycle Packing List

Here’s our tried and tested, used and abused, hard-earned kit list. This is everything we carry on our indefinite round-the-world motorcycle trip. 

Adventure bike stuck in sand

Packing for a never-ending round-the-world motorcycle ride wasn’t going to be easy. We started overloaded and over-packed… and we’re still overloaded and over-packed today. It’s natural, everyone overpacks at home and either chucks it on the road or posts half of their stuff back. We’re still finding ways of doubling items up and sending stuff home. But here’s what we’re down to today.

Adventure Riding Gear

Choosing Your Adventure Riding Gear


Personal Clothing

  • Sub Zero thermal down jacket. We use this under our motorbike jacket if it gets cold and can also use it when walking around towns or hiking. It has a double usage (hence why we chucked the thermal liner), compresses and stuffs into a small bag when not in use.
  • Three pairs of riding socks
  • One pair of lightweight hiking trousers and one pair of shorts
  • Four t-shirts
  • Underwear
  • One pair of flip flops (we use our riding boots for long walks, or if it’s cold, and our flip flops for everything else

How to Pack for a Motorcycle Adventure

travel tips


  • First aid kit
  • Ukulele (because why not)
  • Small compass


  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Camera and GoPro
  • Adapter
  • Memory cards

The Motorcycle Travel Photography Gear List

gear guides


The Ultimate Motorcycle Camping Gear List

Gear Guides


The Ultimate Adventure Bike Tool Kit


Food bag

  • We keep a separate bag for all our food. As we like riding off into the wilderness, we need to carry food for a few days.
  • Easy to reach cutlery also lives in this bag 

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6 thoughts on “Our Round-the-World Motorcycle Packing List”

  1. This is really interesting to know. It’s my damn camping bag that takes up so much room lol! Got to try and find a smaller sleeping bag somewhere. Any recommendations for a lightweight one person tent? Thanks guys! Love the blog! x

    • Haha! Those darned camping bags! Yeah, they’re the biggest, bulkiest section of kit! We use the MSR Hubba (a very well renowned tent). I’ve been using MSR tents for about 8 years now and they’ve never broken on me so I just keep using them. Hilleberg are also pretty good and Vanguard too. Here’s a link to the Hubba and also look at the Freelite if you want to go super dooper light https://www.msrgear.com/ie/products/tents?prefn1=att_11&prefv1=1%20Person&page=0
      As for sleeping bags, we bought ours from Mountain warehouse and they’re very small and lightweight.
      Good luck with the packing!

  2. Great blog find very interesting sounds like you’re both living the dream are you going to write a book about your adventure please takecare and look after each other ???

    • Hi Les! Thanks very much for your comment and kind words. Haha writing this blog is a job in itself, not sure we’ll have time for a book! We’re really glad you like the website. Take care as well and all the best 😀

  3. A great way to pass the time whilst drinking my morning coffee… great articles on here, tons of tips and information… thank you.
    Stay well, stay safe and stay sane
    Here’s to getting back on the road

    • Ah! Thank you so much for your kind words! Much appreciated and we’re really glad you like the articles! We’ll try our best to stay safe… not sure about staying sane though!
      All the best 😀


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